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Entries for May 2021

Memorial Day

Posted on May 31, 2021 in: General News

Memorial Day
The Rectory Office is closed on Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day.

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Msgr. Maniscalco's 50th Anniversary Mass
This Saturday, May 29 is the 50th anniversary of Msgr. Maniscalco's ordination.  In honor of this joyful occasion, he will celebrate the 5:00pm Mass in the Church along with the other parish priests.  All are welcome to attend!  You can watch this Mass live online or view a record...

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First Saturday Devotion

Posted on May 26, 2021 in: General News

First Saturday Devotion
Our Lady of Fatima Communion of Reparation First Saturday Devotion   Join the Divine Mercy Ministry as we make an act of Reparation for the offenses and blasphemies committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.   Saturday, June 5 9:00am Mass in the Lower Church, followed by Adorat...

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Pentecost Photos

Posted on May 25, 2021 in: General News

Pentecost Photos
On Pentecost Sunday (May 23), nine members of our St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Familly received the Sacrament of Confirmation.  Three were also received into full communion as Catholics and four shared in the Sacrament of Eucharist for the first time.  Thanks to photographer Kevin Ramsaro...

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Human Services Update

Posted on May 18, 2021 in: General News

Human Services Update
April 2021 Summary:   Our pantry served 23 households in April, distributing 66 bags of pantry items and $758 in gift cards. Thanks to the generosity of the St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Family, we received 42 bags of pantry items, $1025 in gift cards and $750 in financial donations. ...

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Prayer Marathon to End the Pandemic
Pope Francis has called for a “marathon” of prayer during the month of May to appeal for divine assistance in bringing about an end to the COVID pandemic. Marian shrines around the world have been chosen by the Holy See to lead the rosary each day of the month. The shrines chosen for ...

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Human Services Update

Posted on May 14, 2021 in: General News

Human Services Update
Our Ministry of Consolation brings comfort to the families of the recently deceased by assisting them with planning the Funeral Mass, offering guidance, and supporting family members and friends by attending the liturgies.  Ministry of Consolation Greeters act as ushers, welcoming and directing...

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Ascension Thursday

Posted on May 12, 2021 in: General News

Ascension Thursday
The schedule of Masses for Ascension Thursday, which falls this year on May 13, is: Wednesday evening (May 12):       At the Church (24 Westminster Rd.) – 7:30pm                &nb...

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Honorary Human Services Volunteers
Mrs. Maureen Pica's second grade class recently visited St. Thomas Human Services to make a donation to the Food Pantry.  The students also helped the workers in Human Services to put away their donated items.  We thank these honorary Human Services Volunteers for offering their assist...

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Pentecost Sunday - May 23

Posted on May 11, 2021 in: General News

Pentecost Sunday - May 23
The Easter season comes to a close on Pentecost Sunday.  As we commemorate the sending of the Holy Spirit to the apostles, we will also celebrate the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist with members of our parish family. Gather around them and show your support as they receive these sac...

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Food Pantry Update

Posted on May 11, 2021 in: General News

Food Pantry Update
Thank you to all who continue to donate to our pantry.  There are close to 50 families and individuals who rely on the pantry.  Funds they don’t spend on what the pantry can provide can be spent on expenses like medical, rent or electric.  The need among the economically challen...

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Offertory Collections Return Next Week
       In line with actions taken by New York State, the Diocese is permitting more openness in our churches.  At the same time, the Diocese states that "The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation Masses remains in effect.  We ...

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Molloy College is distributing the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine today, May 3, until 5:00pm.  This vaccine program is open to any individual 16 years of age and older.  There is no cost to the vaccine recipient.  The second dose will be scheduled for 21 days from today. Walk-ins are welc...

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